Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 25 - Sun, Jan. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snow Dogs$13,079,967-27%2,440138$5,361$38,811,7802Disney
2A Walk to Remember$12,177,183--2,411--$5,051$12,177,1831Warner Bros.
3The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$11,376,249--2,007--$5,668$11,376,2491Disney
4The Mothman Prophecies$11,208,851--2,331--$4,809$11,208,8511Sony / Screen Gems
5Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$7,017,901--2,478--$2,832$7,017,9011Fox
6Orange County$4,418,401-58%2,3170$1,907$34,793,1693Paramount
7Ocean's Eleven$3,177,490-44%2,010-660$1,581$175,973,4568Warner Bros.
8Vanilla Sky$1,654,127-47%1,640-715$1,009$95,958,2517Paramount
9Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,402,381-59%1,202-649$1,167$311,731,56211Warner Bros.